By the end of May, Marcos Ramos-Garcia plans to open a new bar in the longtime Monkey Bar space (and, briefly, more recently, Mezcal Tavern) at 1619 S. 1st St. The concept is a "world lounge" called Points View Boite ("Boite" is French for "lounge") that will offer different music every night from regions around the globe.
"We are still working on what types of music will be on which nights, but we know so far French, Jamaican and Latin culture will be part of it," says Ramos-Garcia, a professional salsa and bachata dancer who plans large-scale events through his business, Werk MKE.
The music will be provided by DJs, but down the road, Garcia says he may apply for a cabaret license for live music. Food service is also on his wish list for the future.
"We want to broaden peoples’ horizons and keep them moving," says Ramos-Garcia.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.